Know your benefits

May 2, 2019

COBRA — it keeps you covered

Are you or a family member, because of a change of job or other life circumstance, going to lose your health insurance provided by the Department of Education and your UFT Welfare Fund benefits?

April 4, 2019

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation can provide valuable benefits if you are a paraprofessional, school nurse or occupational or physical therapist and have a work-related injury or occupational illness.

March 7, 2019

Sabbatical leaves

UFT members who are teachers may apply for a sabbatical leave to enhance their teaching skills, restore their health if they are ill or achieve state certification in a shortage area.

February 7, 2019

Member-only discounts

Did you know that your UFT membership is a special pass to savings — on movie and theater tickets, travel, clothing, health and wellness, school supplies and more?

January 3, 2019

Victim Support Program

Did you know there’s a place to turn for support — both at and away from your work site — when tragedy strikes?
It’s the Victim Support Program, co-sponsored by the UFT’s Safety and Health Department and the New York City Department of Education.

December 6, 2018

Eyeglasses and contact lenses

As a member of the UFT Welfare Fund, you and your eligible dependents can obtain an optical service once every two years.

November 1, 2018

Your prescription drug plan

All eligible in-service UFT members and their dependents have prescription drug coverage through the UFT Welfare Fund. There are no waiting periods for this coverage.

October 4, 2018

Program to help defray your medical, drug and child care costs

As medical, drug and child care costs continue to spiral upward, please note that the City’s Health Care Flexible Spending Account (HCFSA) Program and the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DeCAP) can help defray some of those increased costs.

Transit programs

UFT members who travel to work by public transportation can save up to 42 percent monthly by participating in the City of New York Commuter Benefits Program, which covers New York City and the tri-state area.

September 6, 2018

Dental care

The UFT Welfare Fund provides dental benefits through two programs: the Scheduled Benefit Plan, which provides services through the Welfare Fund panel or a dentist of your choice; and Dentcare, a no-cost dental HMO.

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